Re: Introducing whole milk
The conservative course of action is to avoid cow's milk until the first birthday, because plain cow's milk apparently has the potential to cause issues with anemia. Yogurt and cheese are okay because the process that transforms them from milk into yogurt/cheese alters their chemistry. But this is the conservative course of action as recommended in the US. In Europe, the recommendation is that cow's milk can be introduced at 9-10 months. Personally, I think that in a pinch a single bottle of whole cow's milk won't hurt- but formula would be preferable if only because it is a much closer approximation of breast milk.
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